In this time of shift and transformation our dreams hold keys and symbols to help us not only unlock the deeper mysteries of our spirit but also real practical advice in how to navigate our waking world. In the last 12 months dreams have guided me every step of the way, they are the most important teacher in my shamanic path. In Winter I will be offering the first of our Active Dreaming workshops to connect to Ancestral Wisdom and receive answers for yourself in this changing world. I urge you to make time for your dreams by going to bed earlier to enable deeper sleep periods and waking earlier to give yourself time to journey back into your dreams to write, draw and make note of the messages held within them.
These amazing artworks have all been painted from dreams by artist and dream worker, Brenda Ferrimani
. She says: 'Dream images have captivated my imagination and provide an unending source of inspiration for my paintings. It it s my desire to express the mystery of the psyche's inner world and the power of dreams to impact and change our lives.'
This is Brenda's description for the painting above, 'I am Salmon', a painting that came after asking Spirit for a name:
'This painting was inspired by a dream in which, I ask Spirit for a name. The name I was given was Salmon, because "I try so hard and through my struggles new creation is born." As I try to tell the people in my dream about my name I find myself swimming in the ocean. There are thousands of fish around me and I'm moving with the currents. I feel a big fish under me with my foot, and in the distance I see a Killer Whale breaching.
The dream left me feeling that I'm part of something much bigger than myself and that the movement toward a certain outcome and destination is out of my control. As an artist I certainly feel like a salmon. So many creative ones out there being driven by passion to express themselves! Also, the timing of this work is particularly cosmic as we struggle through the worst Recession since the Great Depression. There are many concerns for our planet as all humans strive to survive and make the world a better place for future generations.' Brenda Ferrimani
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